At the Libyan High Council of State (HCS) session held on Thursday, the 12th constitutional amendment paving the way for Fathi Bashagha to be appointed as Prime Minister was rejected by a majority vote.
According to the information received, 51 out of 60 participants voted against the constitutional amendment article of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR). In addition, the HCS approved the establishment of a joint committee with the HoR on constitutional reform.
Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), welcomed the HCS vote and stated that the postponed elections should be held as soon as possible to end the transitional period.
In a parliamentary session held on February 10, Fathi Bashagha, former Minister of Interior and one of Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh’s important western rivals in the presidential elections on December 24, was elected as the new Prime Minister of the transition period by the HoR.